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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Japanese Volunteers Support Country’s Development Efforts at Grass-root Level

Three Japanese volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka recently with the aim of providing their expertise to improve and add value to activities carried out by various public institutions in the country.

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to mark Sri Lanka's 64th Independence Day

The Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Queen Elizabeth II has sent in her the message her good wishes to mark Sri Lanka's 64th Independence Day.

Second Exporters’ Forum successfully clears pilot’s issues, pushes national export thrust further

The latest Exporters’ Forum to be held, the second in the revived Exporters’ Forum series in Sri Lanka’s new export thrust, concluded successfully on 02 February in Colombo.

“We can be proud of Supreme Court”: Swamy after 2G order

Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 licences granted to telecom companies during the tenure of former communications minister A Raja. The country was proud of its Supreme Court, Swamy -- who had filed the original petition before the apex court -- told reporters after the landmark order.

White Paper on Colonial Rule in Sri Lanka

As we celebrate our freedom from colonial rule on its 64th anniversary nothing is more conspicuous in our literature and written records as the absence of a White Paper and a Report of a Commission of Inquiry on the period of Western Colonial presence in Sri Lanka commencing from the landing of the Portuguese in Colombo in year 1505 until the inglorious exit of the last colonial rulers from our land in 1948.

Did Gujarat CM Modi help Jaya get rid of Sasikala ‘s mafia?

Did Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi play a key role to help Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa ward off a possible palace coup engineered by close aide Sasikala with her cronies?

TN Assembly suspended Vijayakanth for Ten Days for his unruly behavior-Pardon given to his party MLAs

Desia Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam(DMDK) founder and Leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Vijayakant was suspended on Thursday for 10 days after the Privileges Committee went into his conduct during a heated exchange with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

This doesn't resembles the character of Egyptian people

The well known Israeli journalist, Uri Avenery, in one of his recent articles, paid rich tribute for Egyptian people for their non aggressiveness and the ever present humor in them.

Holding peace talks, Burma try to break economic sanctions

The civil war between successive Burmese governments and the ethnic armed groups in Burma is one of the longest unending armed conflicts in the world, and it is the most important point that brings the country’s havoc.

From despondency to optimism: 25 years of HIV in India

The YRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, recently organized with partners the Chennai ART Symposium (CART 2012), and The International Science Symposium on HIV and Infectious Diseases, to deliberate upon a wide range of aspects related to HIV infection and provide latest clinical updates on the management of the disease, which has been plaguing the Indian populace for over 25 years.

Debt-ridden Air India denied jet fuel by oil companies

State-owned oil companies on Thursday snapped supplies of jet fuel to Air India for failing to honour payments even after 90-day credit period, but the ailing national carrier said it has paid Rs 180 crore and would pay another Rs 40 crore by Friday.

Landgrabing complaint by DMK men:Sasikala's brother Divakaran arrested and remanded to judicial custody

The Tamil Nadu police have arrested V Divaharan, brother of Sasikala Natarajan, former aide of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.